The year was 1994.
There were a lot of things happening in my life, and none of them were very good.
However, like any well brought up Southern girl, I was adept at putting on my smile as easily as I put on my lipstick. (And I really love my lipstick.) Even my closest friends thought I was quite “together.”
The following is an oldie from 2009 and a column in Mississippi Christian Living. Watching just a little of the Democratic Presidential debates this week ignited every patriotic fiber of my old school American heart. I decided to do a “re-run” with The Enterprise-Tocsin! I hope you enjoy. Happy Independence Day and God bless America!
Indianola High School’s Class of 1969 just enjoyed our 50th reunion.
I am sure there are many quite grown up and even past 30 year old Indianolans who have no idea that there ever was an Indianola High School. Well, let me just tell you.
There was, and it was some kind of great school.
Richard Swenson wrote a New York Times Best Seller in 2004 titled Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives.
He defined margin as the space that exists between ourselves and our limits.
“Vacation Bible School?”
It sounds like an oxymoron to me.
I suppose it has to do with whether one is participating as an attendee or teaching as one of many recruits, all of whom deserve the Purple Heart at the very least.
It is Memorial Day as I write which means by the time you read this, you have already enjoyed your Monday holiday.
Maybe I should have thought ahead, but I didn’t, and this message is burning on my brain…so bear with me.
I was out and about on Friday running errands and bemoaning the heat.
On October 2, 2006, this startling news rocked the nation. A quiet milkman named Charles Carl Roberts IV stormed into a one-room Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Penn., killed five little girls and wounded five more before killing himself.
My husband Charles is now retired, but for 40 years he was in the retail business selling oriental rugs and Country French antiques.
He did not start out in rugs or antiques. He joined his parents’ floor covering and wallpaper business in the 1970s and was wise to see where the decorating trends were going.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7